May 252015
 May 25, 2015
Attend The Women Grow DC Chapter June Meeting

For those that are in the D.C. area and want to network with like minded people, you should check out the Women Grow D.C. chapter meeting in June. One of my heroes, Betty Aldworth, will be speaking, which will no doubt be a fantastic learning experience. Below are more details via the Eventbrite page: On behalf of myself, Laila Makled, and my Vice Chair, Ashby Henderson, we are thrilled to announce the huge success of our Chapter Launch in May and are excited to see you all again and new faces at our June Signature Networking Event. Speaker Betty Aldworth

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May 242015
 May 24, 2015
Attorneys Address Latest Oregon Medical Marijuana Legal Challenges At Portland NORML Meeting

Our latest Portland NORML membership meeting was held at the Tony Starlight Showroom. Despite a drizzly rain and the start of Memorial Day weekend, activists and supporters enjoyed free coffee and donuts and learned about the challenges we face in moving from legalization to regulation to, eventually, equalization. Our Executive Director, Russ Belville, reported on his latest trip to present and participate in National NORML’s Washington DC Lobby Day. There he was able to interview US Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN), a fiery proponent of ending the war on marijuana consumers who gained notoriety for taking down drug czars, DEA heads,

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May 232015
 May 23, 2015
Ganjapreneur Interviews Founder Of International Cannabis Association

As the cannabis legalization movement has gained momentum in Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Alaska, and other states, the cannabis industry has increasingly been referred to as a potential opportunity for legitimate start-ups and businesses. Dan Humiston, founder of the International Cannabis Association, recently discussed how his organization helps aspiring cannabis entrepreneurs in an interview with Ganjapreneur.com, a cannabis industry and business news website. In the interview, Humiston discusses how he first became involved in the cannabis industry, and why he decided to leave a successful career as a business owner to do so. He explains, “In 1985 I opened my first

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May 222015
 May 22, 2015
Selling Marijuana To Minors Hurts The Entire Industry And Reform Movement

Some undercover sting operations were conducted at Washington recreational marijuana stores recently, and some of the results were very disappointing. Whereas the stings in Colorado yielded no failures, Washington had four failures. That’s unacceptable. I always hate posting articles like this because I should be highlighting our victories, and not highlighting examples that will no doubt be used by marijuana opponents like Kevin Sabet. But, I feel it’s necessary to share so that readers can see it as a type of public service announcement. Never, ever, ever sell marijuana to a minor. There’s simply no excuse for that to ever

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May 202015
 May 20, 2015
Cannabis World Congress And Business Expo Is Coming To New York

If there are two things that I can say about the marijuana industry it’s that the industry is growing rapidly, and that the industry is complex. I talk to a lot of people from a lot of different backgrounds that are entering the marijuana industry. Almost all of them think that they know everything there is to know about the marijuana world. I always tell them that marijuana is different than any other thing they have ever done in any other industry. There are so many nuances that come with an underground industry that’s transitioning from out of the shadows. The marijuana industry is

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May 202015
 May 20, 2015
Oregon Politicians Propose A Recreational Marijuana Sales Tax

A little known fact about my home state, Oregon, is that we do not have a sales tax. This if fairly rare in America these days. I remember traveling to surrounding states with my family growing up, and being bewildered by seeing a price tag on a pack of baseball cards, but then having to pay extra once I got to the cash register. It was a very foreign concept to me growing up. Now that I’m older and pay a state income tax, which is basically the trade off for no sales tax, it makes more sense to me.

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May 202015
 May 20, 2015
Free Marijuana Job Fair Coming To Las Vegas

If you are looking to get into the Nevada marijuana industry, there is a free job fair coming up next month. Below are the details, via the events Facebook page: When: Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 12:30pm – 6:30pm Where: Plaza Hotel, 1 Main Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101, 800-634-6575 Cost: Free Admission – Open to the public Industry Speakers: Take the podium at 1:00 pm sharp Movers and Shakers: Talk one-on-one with Nevada-licensed cannabis cultivation, production, dispensary and testing facility owners, as well as a variety of cannabis industry booths/vendors. Local experts will also be speaking about this exciting

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May 202015
 May 20, 2015
Flint Issues First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses

What a long, strange trip it’s been. After the delays, the yellow tags and the newspaper articles the city of Flint has finally certified three medical marijuana dispensaries and sanctioned their operation. Three licenses were issued by city officials. In a press conference held Friday, May 15 owners Kim and Bob Johnson of The Sweet Leaf and Rachelle Arnott of the Green Bean put their city licenses on display for cameras and the curious. Also receiving a license, but unable to participate in the press conference, was the organization called Green Culture. Flint’s action to license distribution centers for medical

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May 182015
 May 18, 2015
Seattle City Attorney To Introduce Plan For Shutting Down Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes held a private meeting recently where he presented a resolution he’s planning to introduce to the City Council that would separate medical cannabis establishments into tiers, with the goal of shutting many down in the coming months. Under this proposal – which is designed in response to the passage of Senate Bill 5052– the first tier would include those distributing medical cannabis to patients under 21 (which is now illegal), and those with a business license obtained after January 1st, 2013. The second tier would consist of outlets that have delivery services, and those that

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May 182015
 May 18, 2015
Tickets And Sponsorships Still Available For Chicago Women Grow Cruise

Tomorrow kicks off the National Marijuana Business Conference and Expo in Chicago, hosted by Marijuana Business Daily. I was originally going to attend the event but life got in the way. One thing that I was very much looking forward to was trying to attend the cruise that Women Grow is putting on. If you are attending the expo, you should really consider doing the cruise too. It’s going to be very fun, and it will be a stellar networking opportunity. As far as I know tickets are still available, and they are also still accepting sponsors for the event.

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